Saturday, February 27, 2010

Overnight Pizza Dough

We have pizza night often in this house. My pizza stone is nice and seasoned from many years of use. I don't ever post about it because often we just have pepperoni and cheese. (That's what my people like.) But sometimes I like to go to the trouble of making our pizzas more individualized. I was thinking I'd like to find a pizza dough recipe that takes a couple days to make. So I set out to find one and came up with this from

Overnight Pizza Dough
(makes enough for 8 9-inch pizzas)

1 cup lukewarm water (110°F to 115°F)
1 envelope active dry yeast, divided
1 cup all purpose flour, divided

1 1/2 cups lukewarm (110°F to 115°F) water
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1 envelope active dry yeast
6 cups (or more) all purpose flour
Olive oil
Yellow cornmeal
Sauces and toppings
The end result was delicious. I'm not saying I'll never try a new pizza dough recipe, but I will definitely be making this again. We used about half the dough for these pizzas, and the next night I made calzones. The dough did not work out well for the calzones at all. Just FYI. It's been a while since I made these so I'll try and remember what the heck I put on each of these. I have been spending a small fortune on fresh mozzarella cheese- it makes SUCH a difference, though. It's totally worth it. The pizza on the far right has alfredo, ham, mushrooms, parmesan, fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil. The pizza second to the left has mushrooms, basil, pepperoni, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and tomatoes. I really liked the texture of the crust- it was crisp but still chewy. I was expecting a better complexity with the flavor with the overnight method, but I still preferred the flavor over my usual pizza dough recipe.


Ashley said...

You WANTED to find a recipe that took several days to make? :)

Glad you're finding some good pizza recipes since Papa Johns is taking away your pizza night. Boo.

Allison Tuttle said...

Hey Katherine,
I love all the recipes you post! These pizzas look amazing. Just FYI, I have been finding fresh mozzarella at Aldi, here in STL. We love Aldi in our helps with the low budg' living. :) Hope all is well. If you are ever in STL, please let me know, I'd love to see you.


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